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Regional Airports Still Without Super Bowl Flight Plan

With the Super Bowl less than two weeks away, regional airport authorities still are not sure what to expect.

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Photo: Bill Shaw / WFIU News

An airplane waits on the tarmac at Monroe County Airport.

Airports located roughly within a two-hour driving distance from Indianapolis are part of a Super Bowl Sub-Committee that is suppose to help alleviate air traffic coming into the state’s capitol.

Terre Haute International Airport is on the committee and Director of Operations Dennis Wiss says he is invested nearly $6,000 on de-icing material and other preparations.

“We’ve set up a parking plan to handle the additional aircrafts,” Wiss says. “We’re actually going through a major renovation of the terminal building as we speak, in anticipation of the travelers and guests coming in to the Super Bowl.”

Monroe County Airport Director Bruce Payton says the airport has spent around $8,000. But they have not had any extra reservations.

“This has been the $60,000 question for all of the airports because we have no idea what were going to receive in terms of aircraft at these outlying airports,” Payton says.

Payton says between 1,000 and 3,000 flights are expected to come in for the Super Bowl. The majority of them will land in Indianapolis.

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